clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Bruins vs. Flyers: Kris Versteeg Goal Evens Things Up After Second Period

The second period was all about converting opportunities, as the Bruins whiffed on a couple great chances and the Flyers took advantage of their big chance to even the game up after 40 minutes.

Sergei Bobrovsky stood tall against some strong Bruins' shifts, and got luck to side with him, as Boston missed on a couple surefire chances to polish off the Flyers. Just under four minutes in, Daniel Paille had a chance on a turnover in the Flyers' zone, but missed the net left despite beating Bobrovsky to the side of the net. Some five minutes later, Rich Peverley had a chance in the midst of the game's best shift by his line, getting Bobrovsky down and deking him out, but Peverley had trouble settling the puck and put it into the apron. 

After Scott Hartnell threw an ill-advised elbow at David Krejci near the Bruins' bench, Milan Lucic came over to settle things with his stick, and both went to the sin bin. On the ensuing four-on-four, the Bruins struggled to possess the puck in the attacking zone, and Mike Richards got behind the Bruins defense and found Kris Versteeg, who beat Tim Thomas glove-side high to even the game up. 

Things got sloppy at the end of the period, with the Flyers taking a couple of careless penalties. After Daniel Briere's holding penalty against Chris Kelly, the Bs will have 1:37 of power play time to start the third period and get their lead back.